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Chicago Lake and River Architecture Tour

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Chicago, United States
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icon1 hour 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 2 more

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Regular temperature checks for staff
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Overview

Step aboard a boat for a comprehensive cruise that details the history of Chicago's architecture. Enjoy views of the Chicago skyline accompanied by architecture-focused commentary that points out each of the landmark buildings. As you cruise through Lake Michigan, snap photos of you and your party against the stretch of Chicago's 26-mile shoreline.
  • Comprehensive architectural tour
  • Live commentary on Chicago's architectural gems
  • Travel by boat along the Lake Michigan shoreline
  • Buy tickets in advance for this must-do Chicago activity
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Departure Point

400 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611, USA

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Weapons prohibited by US Coast Guard
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Outside alcohol is prohibited
  • All bags are subject to search
  • Employees wear face coverings and gloves
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Increased sanitation and hand sanitizer stations
  • All Guests must wear face coverings
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Wendella Boats

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Chicago Lake and River Architecture Tour?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Chicago Lake and River Architecture Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Chicago Lake and River Architecture Tour?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
See all safety measures taken by Chicago Lake and River Architecture Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Chicago Lake and River Architecture Tour?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Chicago Lake and River Architecture Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Chicago Lake and River Architecture Tour?
A:
The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Chicago Lake and River Architecture Tour.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Chicago Lake and River Architecture Tour?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Chicago Lake and River Architecture Tour.

Traveler Tips


  • "This is an absolute must if you are coming to Chicago for the first time OR if you have been to Chicago many times but have never seen the beautiful cityscape from the lake." See review
  • "To see the city from the lake and river is a must.. Too much to miss out if you are not doing both." See review

Reviews

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Beautiful
David_E
, Nov 2020
Very nice tour! If you want to see the beauty of Chicago I recommend you see it from the river view. Simply beautiful!
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star-5
Great tour!
Shariyma_G
, Oct 2020
The tour was such a nice addition to my trip to Chicago. The tour guide was extremely informative. I would recommend to anyone who visits Chicago.
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Excellent
Mercedes_M
, Oct 2020
We were giving lots of information of the city and buildings very educational experience amazing views aswell... U Gotta try it...
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Great experience
Caprice_G
, Oct 2020
Had an amazing time on tour. The tour guide is very knowledgeable able the city’s history. I look forward the next time I’m in the city
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Great way to see and learn about Chicago’s architectural history!!
Laurie_H
, Oct 2020
Great tour with masks required and social distancing. Very Informative. Very cold will def plan to do again in warmer weather.
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Loved it
Kenya_H
, Oct 2020
We enjoyed this tour very much. To see the city at a 360-degree experience on the river was amazing. The speaker was knowledge, informative and easy to talk to. I wish I had taking this tour years ago.
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Great value for your money
Lori_V
, Oct 2020
Unbelievably beautiful trip. The tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and I learned as well as was entertained. The boat was very clean and social distancing was maintained. I would ABSOLUTELY recommend this experience
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Fun on the high seas!
Marion_O
, Oct 2020
Tour guide was great! Answered all questions and more. The lake was choppy and we got splashed a few times but it made the trip even more fun! The captain even checked on a boat that looked like it was in trouble. All around a great trip and experience!
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Great views
Sidrah
, Oct 2020
It was a little difficult to understand the tour guide but other than that, it was a great tour. The views from Lake Michigan were worth it!
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Seeing all the beautiful buildings lit up at night
Tavier_D
, Oct 2020
Great experience!! Definitely a must do while visiting downtown Chicago. A lil cold during the night tour. I strongly suggest bringing a jacket.
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